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Topic - Question: using a sling direct on a wire

ledifer on 20 May 2012
Yesterday I was on houndtor and whilst on a route struggling for gear found a decent nut placement. The only problem is that with the quickdraw crab going through the wire the crab was lying over the edge of the rock, and would have snapped if I taken a fall on it.
In the end I found a cam placement so used that instead.
The question is; rather than using a quickdraw. Could I have larksfooted a sling through the wire and clipped that to my rope instead?
I vaguely remember reading that you shouldn't put slings through wires but not really sure why.
Failing that is there a safe way of extending wires so that your carabiners aren't over an edge?
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